CSUSB Adventure's mission is to provide the community with a diverse range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities. We incorporate "Leave No Trace" and cultural/historical knowledge about the areas we visit. Participants will learn how to recreate safely in the great outdoors, develop an appreciation and understanding of our natural surroundings, experience personal growth and leadership development, learn teamwork and healthy communication skills, form new relationships and of course... have fun!
What We Do
CSUSB Adventure offers something for everyone! Day hikes into the local mountains, overnight camping trips to a local beach, state, and national parks, backpacking in remote wilderness locations, surfing in California's popular beaches, snowboarding at local mountain resorts, kayaking in the bay, ocean, and the river, group outings, team building and education programs.
No experience is required to participant. Adventure will provide transportation, food and all the gear you will need for your outing.
Who Can Participate
Our programs are open to the entire CSUSB community - students, staff, faculty, Alumni Association Members, and affiliates.
San Bernardino Campus
Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.
Palm Desert Campus
Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.
All CSUSB Outdoors trips are alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance free.
1 - EASY GOING
Designed to focus on the experience and not the journey. These trips will have a shorter duration of time for any physical activity, they will be lower in mileage. You do not need any previous experience to thoroughly enjoy yourself on these trips.
Biking: Average miles per day – less than 5
Walking/hiking: Average miles per day – less than 4
Activity duration: Average hours per day - less than 4
Elevation change: Total feet – less than 500
Climbing grade: Yosemite decimal system – up to 5.7
Whitewater class: Rapid class 1-5 – class 2
2 – ACTIVE
Designed for the novice adventurer looking to learn more about the outdoors. These trips will ease you out of your comfort zone, and teach you some of the basic essentials of what to do and how to do it in order to have fun in the wilderness. No experience is needed to sign up for these trips, but a basic level of fitness will help to make these trips more enjoyable.
Biking: Average miles per day – 5-14
Walking/Hiking: Average miles per day – 4-6 (pack with 5-10 lbs.)
Activity duration: Average hours per day – 4-7
Elevation Change: Total feet – 500 - 999
Climbing grade: Yosemite decimal system – up to 5.9
Whitewater class: Rapid class 1-5 – class 3
3 – ADVENTUROUS
Designed for the seasoned explorer as well as the daring novice. Participants on these trips will experience advanced challenges for beginners. You may experience longer hours, higher mileage, greater elevations or rigorous challenges. There is also potential for higher levels of exertion on these trips.
Biking: Average miles per day – 15-30
Walking/hiking: Average miles per day – 7-10 (pack with less than 40 lbs.)
Activity duration: Average hours per day - 8-10
Elevation change: Total feet – 1000 – 1999 (and/or above 8,000ft)
Climbing grade: Yosemite decimal system – up to 5.10
Whitewater class: Rapid class 1-5 – class 4
4 – EPIC
Designed for the veteran outdoors person. On these trips you can expect longer days, more miles, greater challenges, and higher levels of exertion. As with all aspects of CSUSB Adventures trip we invite novices on any of our trips. In order to promote safety for all participants and staff, a high level of fitness is encouraged.
Biking: Average miles per day – more than 30
Walking/hiking: Average miles per day – more than 10 (pack with 40+ lbs.)
Activity duration: Average hours per day – more than 10
Elevation change: Total feet – more than 2000 (and/or above 10,000ft)
Climbing grade: Yosemite decimal system – more than 5.10
Whitewater class: Rapid class 1-5 – class 5
Adventure tries hard to prepare meals that are nutritious, delicious and sustainable. Many of our menus consists largely of vegetarian meals. In addition, when travelling by vehicle to and from our destinations, we like to stop at locally-family owned restaurants and eateries so as to support local economies and families.
CSUSB Advetnure trips and program may occur in remote areas. Communication and transportation can be difficult. Equipment may fail or malfunction. Some environmental safety things to look out for are over rugged unpredictable off-trail terrain, boulder fields, falling or rolling rocks, snow and ice, steep slopes, river crossings, dangerous animals and more. Weather may change to extreme conditions without notice. Many possible injuries and illnesses may occur on a trip, including hypothermia, frostbite, high altitude sickness, sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration, and other mild or serious conditions.
Everyone on this trip must make a conscious effort at all times to be safe. You must always stick with the group, or let someone know where you are going. One person’s disregard for safety will result in hardship for the whole group. If we do have an accident or injury that requires medical attention beyond the abilities of our leaders’ experience, the trip is immediately over without refund. Our leaders are certified in CPR and First Aid.
CSUSB Adventure, its volunteers and employees assume no liability for any damages arising from outings. All participants will be required to sign in a waiver and release. Please note that our trips are alcohol, smoking, tobacco, and illegal substance free. Weather, water levels, trail conditions, roads closures, and fires can change any trip with little warning. We appreciate the patience, understanding and flexibility of all parities involved in our outings. If changes need to be made we will update our information in a timely manner and will always notify registered participants as soon as possible.
CSUSB Adventure is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen gear. All CSUSB Adventure trips and programs are alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance free.
All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment. To cancel your participation, you must contact (909) 537-BFIT. Failure to contact CSUSB Recreation & Wellness at least 72 hours in advance will result in a 100% loss of fees or a fee equal to the trip's value. 72 hours to 7 days will result in a 25% cancelation fee or a fee equal to 25% of the trip's value, minimum $10. Cancelations more than 7 days will result in a full transfer of fees or a refund minus a $10 processing fee. You will also be responsible for any non-refundable fees incurred due to your cancelation. Transferring trips/programs constitutes a cancellation and is subject to the aforementioned policy Transfers must occur at the time of trip cancellation. Trip values can be found on our website. All refunds are by check and take 4-6 weeks to process.